Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Pili nuts--a must for the next Whole Foods run?

Acai, the miracle humble blueberry, on and on--scientists rustling through the jungle looking for slammin' foods.

Laura Johannes, WSJ, Aug 6, 2013, says one of the newer entries, Pili nuts, a tasty Asian deal, are rich in nutrients such as magnesium, phosphorus and Vit E, but but are also packed with calories and saturated fat.

These live in the rain forests, or did originally, and have to be dried after being pulled out of a purple fruit.

A 5.3 ounce can will run ya $14.

So far they have not been shown to lower cardiovascular risk. Walnuts and almonds apparently do.

These sound like macadamia nuts to me--delish, but maybe a bit of a hype.I wonder how they taste in cookie form.

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